Career support initiatives

Afstudeerbeurs AUGent

Since 2012 the Ghent University Doctoral Schools have become a partner in the successful Afstudeerbeurs hosted by AUGent. The Doctoral Schools scout for companies interested in hiring PhDs and offer workshops and CV analysis to PhD candidates as well as PhDs.

From PhD to job market

Since 2008 the Ghent University Doctoral Schools have organised an annual doctoral conference targeting the transition of young high potentials with a PhD degree to the job market.

UGent Career Center

Explore Ghent University's JobTeaser, a job platform exclusively for UGent graduates.

Other activities

Venturing as a scholar

PhD or Postdoc at Ghent University? Genius idea? Bright research? Entrepreneurial mindset? Believe in the societal impact of your research? Willing to reach further than just putting it on paper? Visit the TechTransfer office or the DO! office in Ghent.

  • Is your venture based on your academic research? Visit the TechTransfer website!
  • Do you have other ideas for a venture, not necessarily based on your research? Visit the DO! website!

Postdoc Talent Management: what's in it for doctoral students?

The Department of Personnel and Organization offers a wide array of tailor-made career development activities for postdoctoral researchers, incl. career coaching (which is also open to doctoral students) and an online career tool for PhD and postdoctoral researchers (Dutch - English)

Doctoral students may also want to have a look at the online resources, incl. an exhaustive overview of job portals.

One of the main aims of the Ghent University Postdoc Community is to create awareness and provide support regarding postdoctoral career paths.